Berenecea Johnson Eanes


California State University, Los Angeles

Berenecea Johnson Eanes assumed the presidency of York College, a member institution of The City University of New York (CUNY), on June 1, 2020. This appointment marks Eanes’ return to CUNY, having served for six years as vice president for student affairs at CUNY’s John Jay College (2006–2012). Eanes immediately began assessing the needs of the college and devising a strategy to grow the college as “One York,” where everyone feels valued for their contribution to the academic enterprise. To this end, she embarked upon a listening tour of the college community as well as meetings with external stakeholders whose support York has always depended upon to survive and thrive. Within only several months at York, Eanes accomplished a number of long- and short-term goals, including the completion of York’s strategic plan.